iPod: Unable to sync data with Outlook 2010 64-bit version

If you have an iPod, iPod nano, or iPod classic, you may be unable to sync contacts or calendars with Outlook 2010 64-bit version.

Symptom 1

The following dialog may appear on your computer:

  • "The 64-bit version of Outlook is not supported with this iPod."
  • "There is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client."

Symptom 2

There is no option to "Sync to Microsoft Outlook" in the Contacts and Calendars preferences panel in iTunes. iTunes might also display the message "Microsoft Outlook must be installed in order to synchronize contacts/calendars."

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iPod, iPod nano, or iPod classic can sync with Outlook 2010 32-bit version using iTunes 9.2 and later.

iOS devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad should be able to sync with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Outlook 2010 using iTunes 9.2 and later.


This document will be updated as more information becomes available.
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